MS - Digital Cinema - DePaul

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Master of Science Winter & Spring 2012-2013

Cinema Production

The Master of Science in Cinema Producation emphasizes technical proficiency in the various areas of cinema production including cinematography, editing, sound design, and digital effects.

The program is designed for students who wish to acquire technical skills to enable them to get jobs in local television, commercial production, and post-production companies. This degree is well suited to those who may be changing careers.

Applying to the Master of Fine Arts in Cinema

Students who have been admitted into the MS in Cinema Production can apply for admission into the MFA in Cinema Program. The students can apply at anytime as long as they have not completed more than 24 credit hours while in the MS. If admitted into the MFA, the courses taken during the MS will be applied to the MFA. The MFA clock begins at the time of first enrollment and will not be extended due to a program change.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options
Some courses in this degree are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL) . If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some courses are offered online. To complete this degree students may take any combination of courses offered online and on campus. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.​
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses in the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of *52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
Foundation Courses
DC 460 Digital Cinema Proseminar (8 credit hours)
DC 415 Post-Production Sound Design
DC 420 Editing
DC 475 Cinematography
Production Courses
DC 410 Digital Cinema Production II
DC 425 Color Correction
DC 477 Lighting I
DC 413 Production Sound
VFX 478 Digital Compositing II
Major Elective Courses
Students in this program must choose any 3 DC, VFX or ANI graduate-level courses excluding DC 450, DC 460-462, DC 495.